Preparing to spend your first night in your new home will require some planning ahead of time. As most of your belongings will still be stuffed away in boxes, it is important to have your everyday items at easy access. This is why we have created a check list for all things you need for your first night in your new home.
This kit will consist of everything you require to make it through more than one night in your home in case you don’t unpack as much as you had hoped during day one of unpacking. Also, if your moving company doesn’t arrive on time or is delayed, you will need these items before they can arrive. Having a new home “survival” kit ready will make your experience much easier at the end of your stressful move.
Packing your kit weeks leading up to your move, well before you get to your new home will help make this process easier. Of course, there will be last minute things that you will add right before you get into your new home on the very day of your move.
Your survival kit should include:
- Water & snacks
- Can opener
- Trash bags
- Paper towels
- Bath towels
- Toilet paper
- Flashlight or candles
- Light bulbs
- Clothing for three days for all household members
- Baby items if needed (formula, diapers, baby food)
- Pet items (food, treats, and medications)
A first aid kit can also be beneficial to you as you prepare for your first few nights in your new home. You should consider bringing a first aid kit that includes band aids, Neosporin, medical tape, pain meds, and other items that might come in handy for minor cuts, abrasions, aches and pains.